Calendar: See the city's first Summer Sounds concert this season

What to do this week in Ormond Beach and Palm Coast.

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Thursday, July 13

'The Girl Who Wore Freedom'

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Ormond Memorial Art Museum, 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: OMAM will host a community screening of "The Girl Who Wore Freedom" to discover the stories of D-Day from the men, women and children who lived through German occupation and Allied liberation of Normandy, France. There will be a wine and cheese reception at 5 p.m. as well as a chance to meet filmmaker Christian Taylor. The film screening will take place across the street at the St. James Episcopal Church's Parish Hall at 6 p.m. Free event. Visit for tickets.

First time homebuyer seminar

When: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Where: Palm Coast Community Center exploration room, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE, Palm Coast

Details: Attend this free seminar to learn about the home-buying process and get preapproved. 

Friday, July 14

Million Dollar Food-a-Thon

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Flagler Studios, 2405 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell

Details: Flagler Radio is partnering with the Grace Community Food Pantry to raise $200,000 to help feed local families. Stop by the station and drop off a donation. You may also take a tour of the station and say something on the air. 

Summer Sounds

When: 6-8 p.m.

Where: The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: See the Cool Breeze band perform all styles of seaside soul music. Grab a lawn chair or blanket and celebrate summertime with the city of Ormond Beach's Department of Leisure Services. Free. 

Movies in the Park

When: 8:35-10:30 p.m.

Where: Central Park at Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast

Details: Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and picnic baskets and watch "Jurassic World," rated PG-13, at Central Park. This event is presented by Palm Coast Parks and Recreation. 

Saturday, July 15


When: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Where: Rymfire Elementary School Track, 1425 Rymfire Drive, Palm Coast

Details: Take part in the SHINE Fun Run, a fundraiser to bring the SHINE Student Planner to schools. The planner is designed to help students stay organized and develop skills for success. Free registration. Visit

First Palm Coast Children's Business Fair

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Hammock Community Center, 79 Malacompra Road, Palm Coast

Details: Fifteen young entrepreneurs ages 6-16 will take part in this fair hosted by Culinary Wellness in partnership with Acton Children's Business Fair. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, July 18

Civil Discourse/Common Ground

When: 5:30 p.m.

Where: Ormond Beach Regional Public Library, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach

Details: Join this civic-minded group that is looking at what is wanted in our communities and how to go about creating change. Group leaders say this meeting is crucial which will decide the fate of this group. Send an email to [email protected] to join the email list and/or to receive a Zoom invitation. Feedback and suggestions are welcome by email at [email protected].

Thursday, July 20

Ormond Beach Area Democratic Club meeting

When: 7 p.m.

Where: 56 N. Halifax Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: Join the Ormond Beach Area Democratic Club for its monthly meeting. The focus of the meeting will be to promote awareness of local, state and national issues and responsive ways to put American democratic values into action. There will also be an emphasis to get ready to vote under the new election laws. Social visiting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Likeminded nonmembers are welcome to attend as guests. Visit


Inspirations and Reflections

When: June 4 through July 15

Where: Expressions Art Gallery, 2298 Colbert Lane, Palm Coast

Details: See this exhibition featuring artists Suzanne Barrett and Louise Kennedy. 

Exercises for the maturing body

When: 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays

Where: First Baptist Church of Palm Coast, 6050 Palm Coast Parkway, Palm Coast

Details: Attend upbeat classes presented by Synergy Senior Fitness and taught by Senior Fitness Specialist Artie Gardella. Classes are ongoing. Insurances that cover fitness accepted, or a donation for those with no coverage. Visit

MOAS exhibitions

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Museum of Arts and Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach

Details: Want to spend a day looking at fine art? The Museum of Arts and Sciences has the following shows on display: "Unfolding the Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope" and “Caribbean Indigenous Resistance.”


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